April 14, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

Ligonier Borough earmarks $150K for Diamond renovations

By postponing Ligonier’s upcoming Diamond Park renovations until 2018, borough officials are buying more time to prepare for the extensive work, but the delay is driving up the cost.  More...

Kathy Newill: ‘I was given back so much more’

The first time Kathy Newill volunteered at Action For Animals (AFA) Humane Society, the dog she had walked went missing. Or so she was told in a phone call after she went home. More...

Redesigned Westmoreland County website launches

The Westmoreland County Commissioners this week announced the launch of a new county website.  The website’s URL — www.co.westmoreland. pa.us — remains, but that is where the similarities end. More...

General News

Graffiti on rise on Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina

HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Rangers along the Blue Ridge Parkway in western North Carolina say there’s been an increase in graffiti along the scenic mountain highway. More...

Rooney funeral arrangements set

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The funeral arrangements are set for Pittsburgh Steelers Chairman Dan Rooney, and they include a public viewing at Heinz Field. Team spokesman Burt Lauten says family and friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. More...

Insurers say Trump must do more to stabilize ‘Obamacare’

WASHINGTON (AP) — “Obamacare” is proving more of a challenge than the Trump administration bargained for. More...

Sports

P-T ends Wildcats’ seven-game baseball win streak

One big inning by the Penn-Trafford baseball team put an end to Greater Latrobe’s winning streak as the Warriors defeated the host Wildcats, 5-3, during an exhibition game Thursday at Graham Sobota Field. More...

LV drops Heritage Conference baseball game to West Shamokin

Visiting West Shamokin jumped on the Ligonier Valley baseball team early for an 11-5 victory during a District 6 Heritage Conference game Thursday.  More...

Germany still hunting perpetrators of Dortmund soccer bus attack

BERLIN (AP) — German investigators said Thursday they have found no evidence so far that an Iraqi detained after the Borussia Dortmund bus attack was involved in the bombing, but he is suspected of membership in the Islamic State group. More...

Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Phi Kappa Phi inductees

Six area residents have been initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, “the nation’s oldest and most selective all-discipline collegiate honor society,” the Baton Rouge, Louisiana, headquarters announced Thursday.  More...

SVC awarded $145,789 federal grant for international studies/languages

St. Vincent College recently received a major federal grant from the U.S. More...

St. Vincent McCarl Gallery to present exhibit, sale by folk artists April 26-28

The Foster and Muriel McCarl Coverlet Gallery at Saint Vincent College will host folk artists Polly Winkler-Mitchell and Marion W. Mitchell for a three-day exhibition and sale Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 26, 27 and 28, at the Fred M. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man charged with retail theft   State police at Greensburg report Jonathon Sherback of Latrobe was charged with retail theft and theft by deception after he allegedly returned three candles he did not purchase to the Yankee Candle Compan More...

Mike O’Barto resigns as Unity Township roadmaster

A longtime Unity Township roadmaster is moving on.  Mike O’Barto announced at the Unity Township supervisors meeting Thursday that he is resigning from the paid position, effective May 1. More...

Attorney offers account of GLHS sex assault case

The attorney for an 18-year-old former Greater Latrobe High School student accused of sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in the school’s auditorium and threatening to harm himself, the girl and other students offered his account of the case More...

Sneeze leads to Ligonier Twp. crash

No one was injured when a box truck struck a car, rolled onto its side and slid down an embankment Thursday afternoon in Ligonier Township after the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle because of a sneeze. More...

World News

N. Korean official: US more vicious, aggressive under Trump

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - President Donald Trump’s tweets are adding fuel to a “vicious cycle” of tensions on the Korean Peninsula, North Korea’s vice foreign minister told The Associated Press in an exclusive interview Fr More...

Government: 36 Islamic State fighters killed by massive bomb

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The attack on a tunnel complex in remote eastern Afghanistan with the largest non-nuclear weapon ever used in combat by the U.S. More...

Syrian deal to evacuate tens of thousands of people begins

BEIRUT (AP) - The Syrian government and rebels began a coordinated population transfer Friday of about 10,000 people from four towns besieged for years amid the country’s bloody, six-year civil war.  More...

Education

Toddler Storytime at DA

To celebrate Read Across America Day, Derry Area School District (DASD) teamed up with WQED to host Toddler Storytime on March 2.  More...

DA hosts Infant Storytime

Derry Area School District (DASD)’s Early Childhood team hosted Infant Storytime March 28 at Caldwell Memorial Library. Twenty-eight infants, along with their parents, grandparents and caregivers, attended.  More...

ML Chamber Student of Month

Don Hasch of sponsor Hazelbaker’s Boat & Bike Rentals congratulates Donegal Elementary School student Brooke Anderson, who was the recipient of the Mountain Laurel Chamber of Commerce’s January 2017 Student of the Month Award, along w More...

Entertainment

‘Survivor’ contestant outs fellow competitor as transgender

(AP) — “Survivor” contestant Zeke Smith was outed as transgender by fellow competitor Jeff Varner on Wednesday night’s episode of the CBS reality competition. More...

Rescuers pluck passengers from stuck roller coaster

BALTIMORE (AP) — An amusement park roller coaster featuring a “cobra roll,” “sidewinder loop,” and “countless swift reversals” stalled Thursday evening outside of Washington, D.C., leaving 24 riders stuck 100 feet (30 meters) up in the air. More...

Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck file divorce petitions

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are formally ending their marriage with divorce petitions that seek joint custody of their three children.  The actors both filed petitions in Los Angeles on Thursday.  More...

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